He Gave Us the Freedom to Explore

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She looked with cold

indifference at His efforts to

teach us the the connection between

our lives and

nature …

*****

 bridge parties, the daily routines of

life and Her

afternoon nap,

were the essential

components of Her

life …

*****

He gave us freedom to

explore the sandy beaches, dunes, trout

streams and the

Great Lake where

He

fished and camped as a

boy …

*****

we spent our days

swimming for

hours at a time,

running through the

woods,

fishing in the

bay

at the end of a

dock

attached to a Coast Guard

boathouse … where

He

fished as a

boy …

*****

He taught us to

fend for ourselves to

catch food, to

make fire, cook outside, provide

shelter if

necessary …

*****

opportunities for

unique forms of

thought patterns

deeper sorts of

problem solving

more

essential

more

real …

*****

to live

impeccably

in the natural world

parallel

to

but inclusive

of

the confines of

‘’everyday’’ life …

*****

one day,

temperatures in the

‘20s

the ground covered three feet by

light wings or

 feathers …

drifting

…..

we followed his

tracks

to scrub pines bordering

dunes

parallel to the

lake …

*****

left alone with

shelter and warmth with

food …

we lived in a world of

silence

wrapped in

black and  white

the ground falling

upward  …

*****

we absorbed the world stripped of

convenience

pondering without words the

timeless mystery surrounding

us …

in a world of

liberation …

Published by midcenturyman

Mid century vintage man/dad, degreed, experienced, musician, music lover, photographer, writer.

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